With overnight temperature plunging down into 20's, I was seeing less and less woodpecker activities. While working in the basement office, I heard the dreaded "tap-tap-tap-tap" sound so I went outside to scary it away, but what did I find? A small downy woodpecker pecking on the cedar house! Finally! Click here if you would like to read all my Woodpecker … [Read more...] about Woodpecker Is Finally Pecking on My Woodpecker House!
So I am waiting for my kids to get off the school bus around 3pm on a sunny afternoon. I haven't heard or seen woodpeckers in a couple of days with no roosting taking place in their new woodpecker houses. Maybe they found another nesting place and moved on? Fat chance! Click here read all articles related to Woodpecker issues. While standing in the sun, I noticed 2 … [Read more...] about Woodpecker Brady Bunch Family?
Like most birds, woodpeckers breed in the spring, but they roost in holes (one bird per cavity) each and every night of the year. Hammering (a.k.a. bexcavating or chiseling) is when either males or females construct a nest or roost hole with a chamber typically in trees (I wrote a detailed blog post titled "Background Information on Woodpeckers"). The focus of this blog is to … [Read more...] about How Do I Stop A Woodpecker from Damaging My House – Part 2: My battle with Two Downy Woodpeckers
After installing my CD devices (you can read more about it here), I hurriedly patched up holes using caulking before a thunderstorm. What I am finding out about these woodpeckers is that they are SUPER SMART and to my dismay, SUPER DESTRUCTIVE. Instead of moving on to a different house, these woodpeckers simply moved to the side where I have not installed my CD devices. … [Read more...] about Woodpecker is now attacking my trim pieces
Tap-tap-tap. Tap-tap-tap. Tap-tap-tap. I cringe when I hear these sounds. For more than a year, this cute hairy woodpecker has been taunting me (want to know what it looks like? Go to my Background Information on Woodpeckers page for more info). With its persistent pecking, it has managed to do some significant damage to my cedar siding. As tempting as it may … [Read more...] about How Do I Stop A Woodpecker from Damaging My House